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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
's first-year or obama, who will never run for reelection again, so people not have to worry about it. this will be the window to cut the budget in some significant way, or at least have an outline for cutting the budget, and reform the tax system in some kind of significant way. the question is will it be the big picture reforms we need or will it be a 12-month solution. but they will have to do something that will hurt. i hate to say that. >> hurt everybody? >> yes. the only reason i would hesitate is that probably at the bottom of the income scale, hit make sure they are not hurt. >> what would you say to someone watching the elections and listening to the candidates, and they all promise that if you elect me, everything will be fine? it happened four years ago. >> it happened eight years ago, 12 years ago, 14 years ago. everybody is not the point to be fine. what i hope will happen is that he will have been shared sacrifice. everyone will suck it up and grow up and enough already and will cut all of these programs and cut their growth and it will increase the tax revenue to the go
Sep 30, 2012 8:00pm EDT
projection is medicare spending would increase by hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 10 years. so the obama plan said they would bring to that figure, they would bring the growth down by $700 billion. only in washington is that called a cut. the amount spent would still be more than is being spent today. but it would not be as much more as previously forecast. >> there is also no guarantee the cut would actually happened. it is just a projection. so we are having an argument -- the obama people, to make the affordable care act look better, saying, here is all this money. it is not that they are proposing to cut medicare. they are saying the things we have done cut it. who knows? >> we will spend less than we believed we would have spent otherwise. but it will still be more than we are spending today. this is why you cannot talk about this issue. people's eyes glaze over. understandably so. the graphic in the washington post shows the elephant and adopt the back-to-back in the ring. >> in diapers in the sandbox. >> be in little kids. >> went up -- what item did not go in your artic
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
the last four years -- i have never seen you do this -- my last count, you had 12 interviews with the president, mr. obama, since he got involved. i cannot remember you ever doing that many with a president. why so many with this one? >> quite honestly, because he said yes. there were no shortage of press for george w. bush. -- requests for george w. bush. i do not think we ever interviewed with him. he may have been interviewed once. but there is always -- the rules of the game, to request an interview with the president, whoever it may be. the obama people and obama himself like to get on the air. >> it has got a bigger audience than any other -- >> pretty much. you certainly get access to and engaged part of the population. >> do you ever worry about being the used? >> of course. you always worry about being used, but the presumption always is that at the same time you are using them. we're not going to be patsies for any administration, and i do not think we ever have been. >> i want to run video of don hewitt. how many years to do know him? >> i knew him from the very be
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